Are you feeling a little disorganized or needing more storage? Built-ins are a great way to organize and hide items that are functional to a room, but are not the most visually appealing. TVs, stereo equipment, CDs, DVDS or even children’s toys are examples of items that store well inside built-ins.
Many of my clients who live in two story houses need to keep some toys downstairs. A built-in with doors is a great way to keep games, books and toys in a family room without allowing the toys to take over and clutter the home.
Built-in shelving around a fireplace is not only functional, but will immediately add a dramatic focal point to a room.
Some people are concerned that adding a built-in will make a room appear smaller. Normally, just the opposite is true. Having the built-in go all the way to the ceiling will actually make the room appear larger and make use of vertical space that would otherwise go unused.
Built-in bookcases going up a stairway is another way to make great use of space that is often unused, and they look fabulous.
You will notice a built-in that I designed by taking an antique ice box and kitchen hutch and building around them to make them appear as one unit. This resulted in a totally custom and original piece. It now showcases the sentimental pieces and makes the entire unit very functional to the client’s dining room.
We are great at customizing built-ins to work with your needs. We can help you with the design, and we have custom cabinet makers who will make the built-in a reality. If your budget will not allow a custom built-in, we also work with cabinet installers who do semi-custom cabinets. They offer a variety of finishes that will give you a really wonderful look.
Best of all in regard to built-ins, they will normally give you a great return at the time of resale by adding originality and function to your home. This makes your home stand out from others.